Wharariki Beach Walking Track, Golden Bay

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#2 of 11 in Trails in Nelson-Tasman Region
Marvel at one of the most stunning beaches in New Zealand at Wharariki Beach Walking Track, which follows a shoreline with crashing waves, big sand dunes, and towering cliffs. Trekking the entire beach can take several hours, so plan your visit with plenty of time to spare. Wear warm clothing to protect you from the intense wind, and consider visiting during low tide when the most sand is exposed. If you would rather ride than walk, check out horseback riding services instead. Plan your visit to Wharariki Beach Walking Track and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Collingwood vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I ma been visiting this place since I was a child living in the Bay. I visit Takaka two to three times a year and I usually make a visit there. I tend to be there just after daybreak - before the wind...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    This is an amazing way to fill in a half day, or go for the day in summer. Truly magnificent. There a a walk through farmland to get there, but so very worthwhile. Wow...have that camera ready. Highly...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    the trail between pastures, and green hills brings to the dunes and then at sea, a white beach, which at low tide becomes immense. impressive as everywhere else witness the rising tide. The contrast between the green with the sheep and the sea with dunes is effective.
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